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UN group slams Mexican plan to hold more suspects pending

Dec. 12, 2018 8:53 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.N. rights group is criticizing a proposal by Mexico's leftist Morena party to broaden the list of charges that require suspects be jailed while on trial. The bill passed last week by Mexico's Senate adds four crimes to those considered so serious that suspects can't be released on...

Polish chairman says UN climate talks call for higher effort

Dec. 12, 2018 5:55 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Polish government official serving as president of a U.N. climate summit said Wednesday the international talks have entered a "critical phase" and require dedication from all involved if they are to end in success. Deputy Environment Minister Michal Kurtyka said ministers from...

UN chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks

Dec. 12, 2018 5:36 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general called on countries to make compromises in tackling global warming, amid concern that the U.N. conference on the issue could end without a substantial agreement. In his second dramatic appeal at the talks in Poland in the space of 10 days,...

US urges UN to ban Iran nuclear missiles, keep arms embargo

Dec. 12, 2018 5:24 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to again ban Iranian ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and to maintain an arms embargo that is scheduled to be lifted in 2020 under the landmark Iran nuclear deal. He also urged the...

The Latest: Iran accuses US of 'lies' about its missiles

Dec. 12, 2018 4:25 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on U.N. Security Council meeting on Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Iran's deputy U.N. ambassador is accusing the United States of what he says is "another series of lies, fabrications, disinformation and deceptive statements"...

The Latest: Ex-VP Gore thinks Trump may help climate cause

Dec. 12, 2018 3:16 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says he thinks President Donald Trump's stance on global warming may actually advance the cause of tackling climate change. Gore has spent years raising awareness...

The Latest: Russian envoy knocks UN policy on Iran

Dec. 12, 2018 3:10 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. Security Council session on Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Russia's U.N. ambassador says "Iran is ready for a dialogue," but the United States and other Security Council members appear to be more interested in further...

UN envoy hands Yemen's warring sides draft deal

Dec. 12, 2018 3:06 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen on Wednesday gave the country's warring sides at peace talks underway in Sweden a draft agreement they need to consider before this round of negotiations wraps up the following day. The document consists of a set of proposals, including one for a...

The Latest: Yemen rebels accept some of UN envoy's proposals

Dec. 12, 2018 2:50 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Yemen's four-year civil war (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Yemen's rebels at peace talks underway in Sweden say they accept some of the proposals from a draft agreement offered by the U.N. envoy earlier in the day. Abdul-Majid al-Hanash, a delegate from...

Tanzania agrees to construct $3 billion dam in wildlife park

Dec. 12, 2018 9:45 AM EST

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania on Wednesday signed a $3 billion agreement with two Egyptian companies to construct a huge hydroelectric plant in a game reserve that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. President John Magufuli witnessed the signing of the agreement with Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa...